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Ivan Camilleri

  • Racetrack MOU renewed as deal hits a snag

    Racetrack MOU renewed as deal hits a snag

    An agreement between the government and a private consortium that was to take over the running of the Marsa horse racing track has had to be put off by a further 15 months, as the selected bidder is demanding more favourable terms, the Times of...

  • Fortina contractor hired fire engines to limit dust

    Fortina contractor hired fire engines to limit dust

    Civil Protection Department fire engines were hired by the contractor engaged to demolish the Fortina Hotel in Sliema to control the debris and dust during works, the Times of Malta is informed. “Normally, contractors use special apparatus, known...

  • Anti-bureaucracy head is finally named

    Anti-bureaucracy head is finally named

    After weeks of silence, the government’s official mouthpiece has finally announced that the Commissioner for the Simplification and Reduction of Bureaucracy is Labour MP Rosianne Cutajar. The Department of Information on Tuesday issued an official...

  • Some animals more equal than others? Politicians get €2 million a year in privileged pensions

    Some animals more equal than others? Politicians get €2 million a year in privileged pensions

    MPs and those who filled important political offices in the past benefit from more than €2 million a year in special pensions under a controversial 1979 law, the Times of Malta has learnt. The newspaper is informed that last year, the Treasury...

  • Reinstated policeman to face criminal charges

    Reinstated policeman to face criminal charges

    A police sergeant reinstated soon after Labour was returned to power in 2013 will be charged with the falsification of documents and security breaches at Malta International Airport, the Times of Malta is informed. A police spokesman confirmed...

  • Italian gaming operators give up Maltese licences after anti-Mafia probe

    Italian gaming operators give up Maltese licences after anti-Mafia probe

    Italian online betting operators gave up their Maltese licences in the wake of investigations into possible Mafia and organised crime connections, the Times of Malta is informed. At least five companies are known to have left Malta’s gaming...

  • And the new commissioner for the reduction of bureaucracy is...

    And the new commissioner for the reduction of bureaucracy is...

    The post is the Commissioner for the Simplification and Reduction of Bureaucracy but the effort to find out who occupies it turned into a far from simple task that had The Sunday Times of Malta going round in bureaucratic circles. When the...

  • Chamber of Advocates 'disturbed' by judiciary's statement

    Chamber of Advocates 'disturbed' by judiciary's statement

    The Chamber of Advocates slammed a statement issued by the Association of Judges and Magistrates justifying a decision taken by four judges to approve two law students for a warrant despite court sentences finding them guilty of theft and...

  • Court judgments can now 'be forgotten'

    Court judgments can now 'be forgotten'

    The Justice Ministry is allowing individuals to ask for court judgments to be removed from the public database available online. This emerged when Times of Malta further probed the case of two students who were granted a warrant to practise...

  • Direct orders unit head was engaged by direct order

    Direct orders unit head was engaged by direct order

    A Finance Ministry unit that handles all direct order requests by ministries and government agencies is managed by a person employed through a direct order, the Times of Malta learned. Carmel Tonna was employed last August to head the unit that...